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Allen Reiser (ragtime piano) and Angela Cavar (voice) present “Belles, Ballades and Bar Rooms””

10 Jul Posted by in Schedule | Comments
Allen Reiser (ragtime piano) and Angela Cavar (voice) present “Belles, Ballades and Bar Rooms””

Since their first collaborative endeavor, “Musical Portraits”, Angela Cavar and Allen Reiser have become known for their innovative and integrated theme-based performances. Their most recent Calgary offering, “Chopin, in Song and Dance” was presented to a large, enthusiastic audience last October.

“Belles, Ballades and Bar Rooms” is their encapsulized, nostalgic revisiting of the emotionally visceral era which saw the birth of the Calgary Stampede!

Allen-Reiser_thumbAllen Reiser has performed with various orchestras in England and Canada, and recital engagements have taken him to nearly every major center in Western Canada. He has presented workshops and recitals for local, provincial and national Registered Music Teachers’ Associations. Allen Reiser is a Gold Medalist of the Toronto Conservatory of Music and has been honored by Calgary’s Mount Royal University with a Distinguished Faculty/Teaching Award. His first released CD, “A Canadian Piano Album”, was nominated for a 2001 Prairie Music Award in the category of Outstanding Classical Recording.



photoAngela Cavar is a Calgary pianist and vocalist with an eclectic music career. Currently she collaborates with Allen Reiser on various projects including their most recent, “Chopin in Song and Dance”. She is also a member of Theatre Lyra, a brand new music theatre collective who’s debut was at a recent Pro Arts concert. Angela sang with the salsa band “Banda Brava for 8 years. In 2011 she made her debut in Prague singing with a local orchestra. She is currently music director of “A Christmas Carol” with Theatre Calgary, and is collaborating with soprano Michelle Sinclair and pianist Eleanor May on a house concert series which began on July 6 in the Crowsnest Pass. Angela is also busy as a voice teacher and accompanist.